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How can I hang a shelf with no visible fasteners?

I just built a shelf for a bedroom based on instructions found at Happy at Home. Problem is: the blog doesn't explain how to hang it! Can someone help me figure out a clean way to hang this shelf ...
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What kind of fastener should I use to attach a mounting bracket to metal studs?

I want to hang a 26 inch flat panel monitor on a wall that has metal studs. What kind of fastener should i use to attach the mounting bracket to the stud through drywall?
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What can I use to hang a frameless mirror?

I'm looking to hang a mirror on the wall on my bathroom. It weighs about 20 or so lbs. There are no built in hooks on the back of the mirror? What should I use to hang this thing?
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How do I hang a chair from a concrete ceiling using a single hook?

I'm putting in a "hanging chair" in the basement and it's supposed to hang from a single hook in the ceiling. The ceiling is reinforced concrete. Now, I'm about 125 kilograms (275 lbs) so I reckon ...
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How can I hang a framed picture onto a wallpapered concrete wall without damaging the wall surface?

I have a framed picture about two feet by three feet in size that weighs about one pound (not a sheet of paper). I want to hang it onto a wall that is of full-blown hard concrete and covered with ...
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How much weight can lag screws hold, or how can I support this piece of slate on a wall?

I am hanging a 42"x60" piece of 1/4" slate on a plaster wall. I am planning on using three 1/4" lag bolts through an oak 1x4 with a rabbet. Can you confirm that this is a good plan?...
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Can a chin-up bar be supported by just two of the four intended mounting points?

I would like to hang a chin-up bar on a drywall. So far I'm lucky. I measured that the studs (dotted in the image) are 16″ apart. The distance between the two lower holes in the frame (grey area in ...
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hanging yoga swing from ceiling joists

I want to hang a yoga swing from the ceiling (last floor, ceiling is insulated with some loose substance, if it makes a difference). The yoga swing needs two bolts, one to two meters apart. I'd rather ...
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Which nut and bolt to attach wood to metal?

I need to attach a "plank of wood" to a metal bar, shown as the two bolts C in the figure below. This problem arises while designing a proper way for hanging a chin-up bar. Notice in ...
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Will removing shelving screws from studs damage the studs?

We live in a newly built home. My husband hung some Ikea shoe bins on the wall and mounted them in to the studs. I am going to paint the hallway and would like to remove the bins and hooks, patch the ...
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How much weight can I hang from a drywall ceiling?

I have a potted plant (approx 5kg/10lbs) that I wish to hang from a drywall ceiling of a window aisle. Unfortunately, I have no idea about what specific kind of drywall plate it is or how it was ...
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Hang indoor swing chair BETWEEN two ceiling joists

I purchased one of those indoor hanging swing chairs for kids, specifically this one, which is meant to be mounted in the ceiling with a single eye bolt. I want to hang this in a 38" space, between ...
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How can I make suction cups stay securely to a tiled shower wall?

I am trying to hang a mirror in the shower and it simply will not stay on the wall. It does not weigh more than a couple of pounds. There are two suction cups. Things I've tried: Cleaning the tile ...
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What are some ways to appropriately hang things on a wall?

I just moved into a new house and am at the point where I need to start hanging stuff on the walls. Most of the stuff I want to hang is around the size of a picture frame, large mirror, or diploma ...
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How should I attach a chin-up bar to floor joists?

I want to mount a chin up bar to engineered I-beam floor joists. Am I safe to mount it directly up into it with lag bolts? If the spacing isn't correct and I span some joists with 2x4s, should I run ...
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What's the best way to hang an unframed poster on a sloping wall without using something that will damage the poster?

What's the best way to hang unframed posters on a sloping wall without using tape or velcro or glue that would damage the poster? Thumb-tacks don't work too well because the poster ends up sagging ...
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How to mount hooks into concrete ceiling that must be able to support several times bodyweight?

I am on the top floor of a loft apartment that used to be a factory. I want to install several hooks or some other fixture into my concrete ceiling from which I can hang gymnastic rings, a punching ...
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Is it possible to hang something on the wall surrounding my chimney?

My chimney runs up the center of the house from the basement. Where it passes through the kitchen, there is an obvious bulge in the wall where the wall basically wraps around the chimney. Based on the ...
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How to hang a chair from the ceiling joists (with attic access)

I'm planning on hanging a chair from the ceiling. From what I can tell the best method is to add a crosspiece above multiple joists, and mount the chair to that using an eye bolt. The problem with ...
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What is up with this wall, and what is the right way to hang something on it?

I just moved in to a new apartment, in a very old house. The landlord mentioned that it is over 100 years old. The walls are plaster, which means (to the best of my knowledge) that there is lath ...
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Can I safely hang pegboard between studs, rather than across them?

I want to hang pegboard in my shed, which has exposed wooden studs (2x4). Most instructions for hanging pegboard say to screw them to the outward facing side of the studs (the 1.5" side) to span ...
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How can I securely hang a very heavy object on wall made of hollow bricks?

I would like to hang a blackboard (it could weigh 160 - 190lbs) on an interior wall made of hollow terracotta brick like this. In the case of solid bricks I see there are a number of solutions ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Hanging 20" x 16" glass pane

I have a 20" x 16" glass pane (that is somewhere near a 1/4" thick) that needs hanging on a wall. The glass pane is actually a holographic image. I remember seeing a compression/spring mechanism for ...
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Drilling into outdoor stucco to hang bike

I'm interesting in hanging a bike hook up on my patio outdoors. My outdoor walls appear to be some kind of hard stucco, and I've run a magnetic stud finder over the whole wall and it's all magnetic, ...
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What's the weight loading capacity of a ceiling wood beam?

I'm trying to install an electric hoist (70 pounds) to the wood beam at the ceiling I'd like to know how much weight this structure can stand. I attach an image to give a better idea of my project.
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Old diamond metal lath plaster ceiling strength for supporting heavy loads?

I am an avid DIYer and have been renovating a space in an old commercial space from the 1950s. It is a hodge-podge of various building materials over the years. In our space is, from what I gathered ...
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What is the best way to hang a heavy dynamic weight from a flat ceiling with joists?

I want to hang something like http://www.skychairs.com/ or similar in my living room. If the joists were exposed I would mount a beam between two of them and hang over or through that. However, when ...
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How to tie the optimal cordelette in this specific 7 point scenario?

This is a followup to this question: How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally? Specifically, I'm following this answer's advice about using a cordelette. ...
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How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally?

I'd like to hang a cocoon-type hammock device from a few railings overhead. It hooks onto a single point and hangs vertically, as opposed to a traditional hammock that you'd see hung horizontally ...
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Finding ceiling joists overhead

I am trying to find some ceiling joists to hang a punching bag from. I have hit one joist, I got it because the track from my garage on the same parallel. I drilled a hole, hit wood, and verified with ...
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What size is this wallplug, and then what drill size (and type) would I use for brick?

I'm trying to hang a hose "butler" from Home Depot (Model CHH200HB). It comes with three wallplugs and screws, so should be simple, but there is no sign of what size the plugs or screws are, nor which ...
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